Dates: March 11-15, 2019 (40 hour course)
Hours: 40 hours: Monday - Friday 0800-1700 hours daily
Offered By: Rod Sanford  dba  Pacific Institute of Defensive Tactics    (831) 475-9676
Instructor: Rod Sanford
Location: P.I.D.T. Training Center    4626 Soquel Drive,  Soquel,  CA  95073
Certification: P.O.S.T. Certification Plan II Back-fill approved
Tuition: $554.00
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Special Equipment: Leather gear, Batons, Handcuffs and key, Gym clothes, Note taking materials

Materials Provided: LawEnFORCEment, Reasonable Force Options, 432 page text book with approximately 2,000 graphics and photos of step-by-step technique; Instructor’s Handbook, Defensive Tactics Instructor Video.

Course Goal: Provide participants with an annual instructor refresher and to expand their knowledge and technical skills for teaching Defensive Tactics, to include the Perishable Skills of Arrest and Control (with Optional Topics: Weapons Weapon Take Away and Carotid Control Hold) and Tactical Communications within the law enforcement agency and police academy.

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Course Objectives:

I. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal issues, liabilities, practices and philosophy of use of force as outlined in Learning Domain 20 of the P.O.S.T. Basic Course.

II. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and concepts of Arrest & Control as outlined in Learning Domain 33 of the P.O.S.T. Basic Course.  This is to include: hazards in approaching suspects, positioning, contact and cover, tactical decision making, tactical communications, principles of person searches and restraint devices, prisoner transportation, carotid control hold, baton tactics, vulnerable areas of the body and personal weapons, officer performance in close combat situations and integration of force options.

III. Demonstrate an understanding of course development, class planning, instructional techniques and methodology, instructor liability and record keeping for the defensive tactics program.

IV.Demonstrate proficiency in the physical techniques of defensive tactics to include: Stance, positioning, footwork and movement, roll and recovery, control holds, take downs, searching and handcuffing techniques including: cursory, standing, kneeling and prone searching and handcuffing techniques as well as finding weapons and dealing with resistance during these, and controlling handcuffed prisoners.  Application of the carotid control hold, take downs leading to the carotid control hold and handcuffing techniques following the application of the hold. Gun retention, weapon take-away and an introduction to basic weaponless defense and ground defense.

INSTRUCTOR:  The Lead Instructor for this course is the president of P.I.D.T., Rod Sanford. 


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